Partial seizures associated with antiphospholipid antibodies in childhood

Lucia Angelini, T. Granata, F. Zibordi, S. Binelli, G. Zorzi, C. Besana

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We report antiphospholipid antibody positivity in three of a consecutive series of 23 children presenting partial epileptic seizures. There was no clinical or serological evidence of systemic lupus erythematosus or other connective-tissue disease. Neither computed tomography nor magnetic resonance imaging revealed ischemic alteration. The presence of antiphospholipid antibodies in 3/23 children may indicate that immune-mediated neuronal damage could be a pathogenetic mechanism for partial epilepsy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)249-253
Number of pages5
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1998


  • Antiphospholipid antibodies
  • Childhood
  • Partial seizures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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